A lot of celebrities are great at using Instagram. This is because they have to travel a lot so they have interesting settings to share with their fans. Celebrities also have professionals to help them look good in their Instagram photos, from help with their makeup and clothing, to even giving them a little boost with Photoshop.
Selena Gomez is particularly popular on the platform since she has the most followers with 104 million fans! So how did she do it? Sadly, it doesn’t seem like she even knows. “It comes in a moment,” she said according to The Hollywood Reporter, “when I capture something happening, and I go, ‘Oh, that would be great for Instagram. I should post it.’ I know it’s boring, but that’s genuinely what I do.” But she did give some pretty useful advice. “I try to find a good balance of just being 100 percent myself and knowing when to post a really good selfie with good lighting.”
Although celebrities do seem to have beautiful and lavish Instagram profiles, they do mess up. Part of the downside of having a large following is that when you make a mistake with a bad post, it can backfire on a larger level. There were many celebrities who experienced this in 2016, after they were caught blatantly promoting something or Photoshopping their images. Here are the 10 worst celebrity fails on Instagram in 2016.
1. Naomi Campbell
The supermodel is one of many celebrities making money from promoting things on their Instagram profiles. However, she was one of the first to be caught doing so because she left the instructions in the caption.
2. Scott Disick
The reality star is also making some extra money promoting an energy shake. He embarrassingly left the directions of what to post in the caption of his photo.
3. Ramona Singer
The Real Housewives of New York City star also embarrassingly left the directions into her caption for a promotion she was supposed to post.
4. Little Mix
The girl group had a cool advertisement posted on the side of a taxi. Too bad their Instagram post included directions of what to put in the caption.
5. Mischa Barton
The actress decided to post a message about the tragic shooting of Alton Sterling. Although she might have had the best intentions, the photo of her lounging on a yacht came across as tacky and she got a lot of flack for it.
6. Mariah Carey
The glamorous diva posted a picture of her holding a pie to celebrate Thanksgiving. However, she got called out for Photoshopping this picture since the area around her right shoulder and left thigh look warped.
The singer tried to give a message to her fans through a video on Instagram, but it got sabotaged by someone laughing off camera and then by a bee that landed on her. It looks like she has a good sense of humor because she posted the Instagram fail anyways.
8. Khloé Kardashian
The reality star posted this picture to show off her abs in an Instagram post. However, a lot of fans pointed out how it looked Photoshopped. She then admitted to editing it and replaced it with the original image and a new caption.
9. Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber started hanging out with model, Sofia Richie and he was getting a lot of flack for it from his fans. He stood up for her by threatening to make his profile private if they didn’t stop posting negative comments about Richie. That’s when his ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez decided to post a comment to diss him for telling off his fans. If you ask us it looked more like jealousy on Gomez’s part than defending jealous fans.
10. Blake Lively
The actress posted a picture in a beautiful gown with the caption “L.A. face with an Oakland booty” referring to a lyric from “Baby Got Back.” Many fans were offended since the song was made about black women at a time when their figures weren’t seen as beautiful to society.
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